Payload data processors are simulation based processors for generating scientific calibrated measurement data out of raw satellite data downlink products.For each payload (e.g. ENVISAT MIPAS) a separate payload data processor has to be developed. For some instruments and missions within one data chain there even exist separate processors for transforming level0 to level1 or level1 to level2 products etc.Airbus Defence and Space GmbH has significant experience in developing such payload data processors for satellite ground segments for optical and radar payloads.
S/C Ground station scientific data processors
ESA: MIPAS L2 processor for Envisat
ESA: ASCATT Processor
ESA: Rotating Scatt Processor